This orchard was on the slopes of the Cotswolds, overlooking the village of Broadway. To the left is Bredon near Pershore and in the background is a spur of the Malverns. Parsons spent a lot of time in Broadway as this is where he would meet his friends, the artists E. A. Abbey and Frank Millet, and the authors Henry James and Edmund Gosse, at the house of Laurence Hatton, the editor of Harper’s Monthly Magazine.
Another orchard scene by the artist was purchased for the nation by the Chantrey Bequest in 1887 (now in Tate Britain, London).
This painting was recently listed as one of Britain’s ‘50 Best Paintings – Outside London’ by the Sunday Telegraph.
Where to see this painting?
Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, TR11 2RT
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.